Cobb River (New Zealand)

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Cobb River, New Zealand
Origin Lake Cobb
Mouth Takaka River
Basin countries New Zealand
Length 26 kilometres (16 mi)
Source elevation 1,090 m (3,580 ft)
Mouth elevation 220 m (720 ft)

The Cobb River is a river in the Tasman Region of New Zealand. It flows southeast from Lake Cobb on the northern slopes of Mount Cobb, in Kahurangi National Park, in the northwestern South Island. The river's waters are captured behind a dam to become the Cobb Reservoir; the outflow continues to join with the Takaka River.[1] The river is named for J.W. Cobb, a local mill owner, who discovered it.[2]

Brown and rainbow trout are available for fishing in the river.[3] A tramping track follows the river between Lake Cobb and the reservoir and there are several backcountry huts in the river valley.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peter Dowling (editor) (2004). Reed New Zealand Atlas. Reed Books. Map 58. ISBN 0-7900-0952-8. 
  2. ^ Discover New Zealand:A Wises Guide (9th ed.). 1994. p. 289. 
  3. ^ "Cobb River Trout Fishing". New Zealand Fly Fishing for Trout and Salmon. Retrieved 13 September 2009. 

Coordinates: 41°05′S 172°44′E / 41.083°S 172.733°E / -41.083; 172.733